If You Were a Kid at the Iditarod
This book blends together fiction and non-fiction, as we travel to the Iditarod withyoung, hip children who join in on the event. Adventures ensue, and young readers will imagine they are truly transported to the Iditarod. Modern illustrations, simple timeline, maps, and illuminating sidebars provide a captivating look at life in Alaska and sled dog races. Helpful glossary included. 31 pgs, pb.
Each March, the world's top sled dog teams gather in Alaska for the sport's biggest event: the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. In this incredible race, mushers race their dog teams across more than 900 miles (1,448 kilometers) of rough Alaskan terrain. Readers will join Maggie and Alex, two young relatives of an Iditarod musher, as they get an insider's view of the race. They will learn about the Iditarod's history, rules, strategies, and much more.
These small-format books transport your young reader to Independence Hall for the discussion on the Constitution, a seat on the westward-bound Conestoga wagon, or the cramped passenger compartment in the Mayflower. Written in an entertaining question-and-answer format, reviewer Rebecca Rupp says her "kids plunged right in, answering questions and discussing answers." Approx. 80 pgs.